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The Head Girl at the Gables   By: (1868-1947)

The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil

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THE HEAD GIRL AT THE GABLES

BY ANGELA BRAZIL

"Angela Brazil has proved her undoubted talent for writing a story of schoolgirls for other schoolgirls to read." =Bookman.=

A Harum Scarum Schoolgirl. The Head Girl at the Gables. A Patriotic Schoolgirl. For the School Colours. The Madcap of the School. The Luckiest Girl in the School. The Jolliest Term on Record. The Girls of St. Cyprian's. The Youngest Girl in the Fifth. The New Girl at St. Chad's. For the Sake of the School. The School by the Sea. The Leader of the Lower School. A Pair of Schoolgirls. A Fourth Form Friendship. The Manor House School. The Nicest Girl in the School. The Third Class at Miss Kaye's. The Fortunes of Philippa.

LONDON: BLACKIE & SON, LTD., 50 OLD BAILEY, E.C.

[Illustration: "OH, DO FIND OUT WHERE 'KILMENY' IS," BEGGED LORRAINE Page 208 ]

THE HEAD GIRL AT THE GABLES

BY

ANGELA BRAZIL

Author of "For the School Colours" "The Madcap of the School" "A Patriotic Schoolgirl" &c. &c.

Illustrated by Balliol Salmon

BLACKIE AND SON LIMITED LONDON GLASGOW AND BOMBAY

Contents

CHAP. Page

I. A MOMENTOUS DECISION 9

II. THE FIRST DAY OF TERM 22

III. NEW BROOMS 35

IV. GREETS CLAUDIA 48

V. A QUESTION OF DISCIPLINE 61

VI. THE SEA NYMPHS' GROTTO 75

VII. KILMENY 89

VIII. VIVIEN MAKES TERMS 101

IX. WHITE ELEPHANTS 114

X. A SINISTER INCIDENT 128

XI. MADAME BERTIER 140

XII. THE SENSATION BUREAU 154

XIII. ROSEMARY'S SECRET 168

XIV. WHAT HAPPENED AT EASTER 181

XV. AN ACADEMY PICTURE 196

XVI. AN OPPORTUNITY 211

XVII. A MID TERM BEANO 223

XVIII. AN ADVENTURE 235

XIX. MORLAND ON LEAVE 243

XX. SMUGGLERS' COVE 250

XXI. TROUBLE 266

XXII. THE PARTING OF THE WAYS 280

Illustrations

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"OH, DO FIND OUT WHERE 'KILMENY' IS," BEGGED LORRAINE Frontispiece

LORRAINE 72

"EVERYTHING'S GONE WRONG!" DECLARED LORRAINE TRAGICALLY 144

"CLAUDIA! HOW COULD YOU FORGET?" 192

CLAUDIA FLUNG HER ARMS ROUND ROSEMARY'S NECK AND HUGGED HER 216

SHE STOOD UP CAUTIOUSLY 240

THE HEAD GIRL AT THE GABLES

CHAPTER I

A Momentous Decision

It was exactly ten days before the opening of the autumn term at The Gables. The September sunshine, flooding through the window of the Principal's study, lighted up the bowl of carnations upon the writing table, and, flashed back from the Chippendale mirror on the wall, caught the book case with the morocco bound editions of the poets, showed up the etching of "Dante's Dream" over the mantelpiece, and glowed on Miss Kingsley's ripply brown hair, turning all the silver threads in it to gold. Miss Kingsley, rested and refreshed after the long summer holiday, a touch of pink in her cheeks and a brightness in her eyes, left as a legacy from the breezes of the Cheviot Hills, was seated at her desk with a notebook in front of her and a fountain pen in her hand, making plans for a fresh year's work... Continue reading book >>




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